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by Chris Graham
A North East-based UK company which has outlets in China and the USA has won a £900k Ministry of Defence contract for lubricants for the Defence Fuels Group (DFG), Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), GB-Wimborne. Kilfrost Ltd, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, will supply AL-34, AL-36 and Kilfrost 400 to various MoD establishments in the UK. The total value of the contract is £923,796.
Kilfrost has associated companies in Florida and Beijing. The company pioneered de-icing and anti-icing technology, with the Kilfrost Winter Division supplying industry for over 75 years. The Kilfrost Speciality Fluids Division produces a broad spectrum of heat transfer fluids which are used in a wide variety of heating and cooling applications.
Broady Flow Control Ltd, Hull, has been awarded a £660,000 contract from GB-Bristol to supply "valves defined by function". Broady supply both standard and bespoke products in carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium bronze, duplex and many other materials. Broady's non-ferrous foundry produces castings to Class 1, 2 and 3, primarily in aluminium bronze, for supply direct to external customers as well as producing castings for Broady products. The company has developed a complete range of Relief, Safety Relief, Pressure Reducing, Pilot, Fire and Gas Blanketing Valves.
Lloyds Bank, London, has won a three-year, £400k contract for banking services from GB-Glasgow. The MoD Financial Management Shared Service Centre (FMSSC) provides financial management services to the MoD which has a requirement for the provision of banking services for a large number of units at various locations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The banking services will operate under a Centralised Account Offsetting Scheme covering in excess of 350 individual bank accounts operating under a single centrally managed account. The principal services required are cheque, BACS, CHAPS and Faster Payments, BACS Sponsorship, cheque and cash banking including use of bulk cash centres where appropriate and provision of a standard range of counter services. The total value of the contract is £449,058.
Other contracts below £1m awarded by the MoD in October include:
GB-Salisbury: Military Research & Technology; BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd, Military Air & Information, Preston, Lancs; value: £437,763.
GB-Ensleigh: Military uniforms, supply of ceremonial uniforms to the Royal Hospital Chelsea In-pensioners male/female; Turner Virr and Co Ltd, Garforth, Leeds; £333,825; 4 years.
GB-Yeovilton: Provision of a Viking Underwater Escape Training Simulator Module, Spares and Associated Accessories; Dytecna Engineering Ltd, Fareham, Hampshire; £299929.28.
GB-Bristol: Cranes, repair and maintenance of crane assemblies for use on Warrior Repair and Recovery Vehicle; Manitowoc Crane Group (UK) Ltd, Gawcott, Buckingham; £250,000.
GB-Bristol: Waste incinerators; Aspen Healthcare Solutions UK Ltd, Birmingham; £250,000.
GB-Telford: Fire detection & test kit; Imer Reman Ltd, Ollerton, Nottingham; £249,000.
GB-Gloucester: Stonework, provision and fixing of Service Pattern Memorials; HL Perfitt Ltd, Diss, Norfolk; £227,000.
GB-Bristol: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts; FN Herstal SA, Belgium; £210,000.
GB-High Wycombe: Training for RAF Medics to State Registered Paramedic Status; Coventry University, Coventry; £178,000 .
GB-Telford: Cutter with pouch; Stephen Bennett t/a Sabelt UK, Penrith, Cumbria; £175,793.
GB-Telford: Supply of 7PMT adaptor towbar spares; Manroy Engineering Ltd, Rye, East Sussex; £172,500.
GB-Telford: Supply of installation kit, bar armour; William A Lewis Engineering Ltd, Shrewsbury, Shropshire; £135,189.
GB-Swindon: Scanning electron microscopes; Carl Zeiss NTS Ltd, Cambridge; £134,397.
GB-Andover: Purchase of Communications Simulator for Bowman Training Section VI; Drumgrange Ltd, Unit A, The Forum, Hanworth Lane, Chertsey, Surrey; £124,888.
GB-Bristol: Sign materials; Royal British Legion Industries, Aylesford, Kent ; £124,647.
GB-Filton: Printers and plotters; Veritek Global Ltd, Eastbourne, East Sussex; £123,000.
GB-Salisbury: Military Research & Technology, UA Low Frequency SAR Trials; Systems Engineering & Assessment Ltd, Frome, Somerset; £119,000.
GB-High Wycombe: Enabling Contract for the Provision of NDB, DVOR & IRCMS Training, Vocational training services. Vocational training services. a three year enabling contract to provide training courses for up to twelve students per annum required to support the posting of RAF Trade Group 4 personnel to the Falkland Islands on the operation, fault diagnosis and preventative maintenance on the navigation system Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Ranging equipment (DVOR); Thales ATM Ltd, Chessington, Surrey; £88,000.
GB-UK: Autonomous Assisted Load Carriage (AALC) CCD Section VII; BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd
Filton, Gloucestershire; £85,315.
GB-Telford; Battery power supply; PAG Ltd, Raynes Park, London; £64,611.
GB-Telford; Lithium 9 volt battery; Ultralife Corporation, Newark, New York USA; £60,492
GB-Staffordshire, Repair of Hogtrough antennas; Easat Antennas Ltd, Hanley, Staffordhsire; £39,206.
GB-Bristol: Pipes; Kockum Sonics Ltd, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire; £30,000.
GB-Gloucester: Stonework, provision and fixing of Service Pattern Memorials; Cerrig Granite & Slate Ltd, Pwllheli, Gwynedd; £25,000.
Other MoD contracts awarded last month, with no value specified:
GB-Bath: Medical equipments. Splint Sam Grey Universal Lightweight 4.5in x 36in (11.4 cm x 91.4 cm)x 1000. Supplier part Number 1109; Safety First Aid Group; Hendon, London.
GB-Bath: Audiometers; Amplivox Ltd, Kidlington, Oxfordshire.
GB-Telfrod, Battery storage lead; Enersys Ltd, Blyth, Gwent.
GB-Telford: Spares for sniper target engagement system; Vectronix AG, Heerbrugg, Switzerland.
GB-Telford: Parts of light firearms; Selex Galileo Ltd, Edinburgh.
GB-Bristol: Flightline Pressure Gauges to support High Pressure Pure Air Generator (HIPPAG); Ultra Electronics Ltd, Greenford, Middlesex.
GB-Wimborne: Supply of Millipore Fluid Sampling Kits; Paccar Parts UK Ltd, Preston, Lancs.
GB-Telford: Assault rifle 7.62 spares, parts of light firearms, small arms, cleaning rods, magazines for 7.62 cartridges, bipods, receiver assemblies, keys for adjusting front sight & swivel slings; Law Enforcement International Ltd (LEI), St Albans, Hertfordshire.
GB-Bristol: Support of Wayne Kerr (WK) 3950; Terotest Systems Ltd, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.
GB-Telford: Water storage & handling, water containers; PD Technical Mouldings plc, Arundel, West Sussex.
GB-International: Facilities management services, provision of Facilities Management (FM) support services on Works, Operation & Maintenance, Repair and Estate Matters in support of the UK Forces in Afghanistan; Kellogg Brown & Root Ltd, Leatherhead, Surrey.
GB-International: Infrastructure Support Provider (ISP) Camp Bastion Airfield (BNAF), repair and maintenance services, a requirement to put in place, on completion of the various runways and facilities, a Infrastructure Support Provider (ISP); Kellogg Brown & Root Ltd, Leatherhead, Surrey.
GB-Telford: Periscope armoured vehicle; Kent Periscopes Ltd, St Asaph, Kent.
GB-Warminster: DSEI- Booking of Stand Space DSEI 2013; Clarion Defence UK Ltd, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London.
GB-Bristol: Demand Order Repair for Sea King MK4 Equipment, repair, maintenance and associated services related to aircraft and other equipment. Demand Order Repair Service for the Provision of Support for the Sea King MK4 Platform; Air and Ground Aviation Ltd, Shirleywich, Staffordshire.
GB-Kings Lynn: Design and construction of an extension to form additional crewroom and ablution facilities in Building 571 Armament Engineering Support Flight; BBC Fire Protection Ltd, Wymondham, Norfolk.
GB-Kings Lynn: construction of extension to Building 571 AESF for additional crewroom & ablution facilities; RG Carter Building Ltd, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
GB-Bath: Weapons, ammunition and associated parts, procurement of M548 ammunition containers 9; Awarded to: Colston Engineering Services Ltd, Chippenham, Wiltshire.
GB-Bath: Supply of vaccines, Vaccines. Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine (Inactivated Absorbed) Suspension For Injection in 0.5 ml Pre-Filled Syringe x 450 Packs. Supplier Part Number IXIARO; MASTA Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad Ltd, Leeds.
GB-Glasgow: Provision of GP Services to RRH Buchan; Dr K MacKinlay & Partners, t/a Cruden Medical Group, Aberdeen.
GB-Sevenoaks: Portable Spectrometers; Fisher Scientific UK, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
GB-Portsmouth: Provision of Consumables to Undertake Analysis of Coliforms Bacteria in Water Samples For the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) 9; Idexx Laboratories Inc, Newmarket, Cambridge.
GB-Bath: Supply of Sevoflurane; Abbott Laboratories Ltd, Queenborough, Kent.
GB-Bath: Medical Equipments 2011/S 160-264255; GE Healthcare, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.